Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured appointment in biological anthropology, rank open, to begin Fall 2017. The successful applicant will join six biological anthropology faculty members who work in a variety of areas.

At the time of application, applicants are required to have a PhD in Anthropology and a research agenda in an area of primate studies. To be eligible for hire at the assistant, associate, or professor rank, the candidate must meet departmental and university requirements for that rank. Rank and salary will be negotiated and commensurate with qualifications.

Preference will be given to applicants with: 1) peer reviewed publications in primate studies; 2) experience in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; 3) an active research program or a plan to institute an active research program; 4) focus in areas such as (but not limited to) primate behavior, ecology, conservation, or morphology; and 5) evidence of external funding or a plan to obtain future external funding. An applicant’s qualifications will be evaluated proportionate with time since completion of the PhD.

Responsibilities of the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in biological anthropology, theory, methods, and area of specialization; developing external funding to support an active research program; and contributing to the department and university through service activities. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of a proposed PhD program in Applied Anthropology.

For full consideration all application materials must be received by October 31, 2016. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter highlighting research interests, applied foci, publications, teaching, and external funding; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information of three references. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, ( For questions, please contact Dr. Nicholas Herrmann, Search Committee Chair, at

The Anthropology Department at Texas State currently has 18 full-time faculty members, over 350 undergraduate BA and BS majors, and over 50 master’s students. For more information about the Department, please see

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